The Trenton Digital Initiative
Because everyone deserves Internet access.
The Trenton Digital Initiative distributes free computers and low-cost, high-speed Internet to economically challenged Trenton families so that children can do their home work on the Internet, and adults can participate in the Internet economy. TDI is helping to bridge the digital divide.
TDI is a program of Mid Jersey Center for Economic Development. Low-cost Internet is made possible by Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which offers high-speed Internet to economically disadvantaged families for $9.95 a month.
What kind of computers does TDI need?
We are asking for computer donations from you! Trenton Digital is looking for old Windows/PC that are no longer being used. All donated computer will be restored with a new operating system, called Ubuntu. We reformat the hard drive prior to refurbishing and distributing each computer. Computers are refurbished with Ubuntu and come with a word processor, spreadsheet program, presentation program (all compatible with the current Microsoft Office) and Firefox (web browser).
How old can my computer be?
Ubuntu works on most PC computers and laptops regardless of how “old” they may be. However, TDI prefers computers with at least a Core Duo Processor or equivalent. Typically this would be a computer not older than 10 years.
Is my donation a tax deduction?
Yes! By donating your computer, you will be presented with a tax-deductible receipt that verifies your donation.
Is TDI accepting monetary donations?
Yes! If you do not have a computer to donate, you may make a donation payable to “Mid Jersey Center for Economic Development”. You will be presented with a tax-deductible receipt that verifies your donation.
How do I donate?
There are three ways to donate your computer. Here are some options:
When: Monday – Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM
Where: Mid Jersey Chamber of Commerce 423 Riverview Plaza Trenton, NJ 0861
When: Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 2 PM
Where: Mercer Street Friends, 7 Dunmore Ave, Ewing
When: Saturday from 7 AM to 6 PM OR Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM
Where: Hamilton YMCA, 1315 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd, Hamilton
OR call (609) 689-9960 x 16 or (609) 203-9064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a private pickup/drop-off.
Thank you to our TDI Sponsors: